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Originally published January 21, 2014 at 9:46 PM | Page modified January 21, 2014 at 11:57 PM

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Mariners, MLB will start using metal detectors

Starting with this season’s opener, the Mariners will become the first team to comply with a mandate from Major League Baseball that all teams add security screenings by 2015.

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Fans attending Mariners games at Safeco Field will have to walk through metal detectors starting with the 2014 opener.

The Mariners announced the additional security screenings on Tuesday. They comply with a mandate from Major League Baseball that all teams have a screening program in place by the start of the 2015 season.

“This procedure, which results from MLB’s continuing work with the Department of Homeland Security to standardize security practices across the game, will be in addition to bag checks that are now uniform throughout MLB,” baseball spokesman Michael Teevan said.

The Mariners will have fans use walk-through magnetometers when their tickets are scanned at all public entrances. Fans who do not want to use the walk-through metal detectors will have the option of being checked with a handheld device.

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Jesse Sosebee, a 6-foot-6, 300-pound offensive lineman from Edison High in Huntington Beach, Calif., has committed to Washington, according to multiple recruiting sites. Sosebee is rated a two-star recruit by Scout, Rivals and

Sosebee is the 13th recruit committed to join UW and the fourth to switch his commitment from Boise State and follow Chris Peterson to UW.


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From The Associated Press and sports-information reports.

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